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MHS Health Care Glossary

Military Health System (MHS) Health Care Glossary serves as the official repository and consolidated reference (as a secondary source) for terms and definitions used within the MHS. Some terms may have multiple and varying definitions based on the context and primary source of authority. Note that certain definitions may be approved only for limited use in a single primary reference document, while others may have broad applicability in multiple contexts and issuances. To determine the most appropriate definition in a particular context, consult all relevant source documents. Any disparities between this Glossary and primary sources are unintentional, and the primary source shall control.

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Contract Clinics

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Treatment facilities that are physically separate from an inpatient military MTF; staffed exclusively or primarily by contractor personnel; dedicated to treating DoD beneficiaries unless primarily serving Service members; and operated in ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Contract Clinics

Purchased Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Medical care provided by civilian providers, including individuals, groups, hospitals, and clinics, who have agreed to accept TRICARE beneficiaries.  Providers in the purchased care system generally deliver healthcare at negotiated ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Purchased Care

End State Required by Section 725 of Public Law 114 328

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Authorized medical services, personnel strengths, and MTF infrastructure of the direct care system are limited to those needed to maintain the critical wartime medical readiness skills and core competencies of healthcare providers within the ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

End State Required by Section 725 of Public Law 114 328

Military Health System

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

All DoD medical and dental programs, personnel, facilities, and other assets operating pursuant to Chapter 55 of Title 10, United States Code, by which the DoD provides:  Health care services and support to the Military Services during ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Military Health System | Military Health System | Military Health System | Military Health System | Military Health System | Military Health System | Military Health System | Military Health System [DoDI 6000.08] | Military Health System [DoDI 6025.13] | Military Health System [DoDM 6025.13]

Authorized Strength

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

The total number of authorized military and civilian personnel positions identified on the manning document for an MTF.  For military positions, authorized means the Secretary of the appropriate Military Department has agreed to commit an ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Authorized Strength

Just In Time Manner

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Six weeks or fewer.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Just In Time Manner

Health Care Provider

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Any member of the Armed Forces, civilian employee of the Department of Defense, or personal services contract employee under Title 10, United States Code, Section 1091 authorized by the Department of Defense to perform health care functions.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider | Health Care Provider | Health Care Providers [DoDI 6200.06] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 8580.02] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 1300.27] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6000.13] | Health Care Provider [DoDI 6490.10] | Health Care Provider [DoDM 6025.13] | Health Care Provider [JP 4-02]

Medical Personnel

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

A Service member, civilian employee, or contracted individual, whose primary duty involves the delivery or direct support of the delivery of medical or dental care.

Source of Definition

DODI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Medical Personnel

Civilian Employees Providing Primary Care Services

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Any non-military health care provider who has patients empaneled to himself or herself and serves as the manager for clinical care of those patients.  This includes physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants practicing in ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Civilian Employees Providing Primary Care Services

Wartime Medical Specialities

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Medical specialties identified in the DoD Personnel Management Plan for Trauma-Related and Other Wartime Medical Specialties, developed in response to Section 708(d) of Public Law 114-328.  These include emergency medical services and pre ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Contract Health Providers

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

Medical and dental personnel who are authorized to provide health care services in military MTFs or contract clinics by way of a personal services contract pursuant to Section 1091 of Title 10, United States Code or a non-personal services ...

Source of Definition

DoDI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Contract Health Providers

Primary Care

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
2/7/2020

The provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of ...

Source of Definition

DODI 6000.19 Military Medical Treatment Facility Support of Medical Readiness Skills of Health Care Providers

Related Glossary Terms

Primary Caregiver | Primary Caregiver

Commanders Data Quality Statement

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/27/2019

A subset of questions from the Data Quality Management Control (DQMC) Review List that the MTF commander or director approves and submits to the DHA DQMC Program Manager.  The DQMC Workgroup updates this statement annually.

Source of Definition

DODI 6040.40 Military Health System Data Quality Management Control Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Commanders Data Quality Statement

Military Treatment Facility Commander or Director

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/27/2019

The commander or director of an MTF established for the purpose of furnishing medical or dental care to eligible individuals.

Source of Definition

DODI 6040.40 Military Health System Data Quality Management Control Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Military Treatment Facility Commander or Director

Data Quality Management Control Review List

Glossary Term
Date of Publication
12/27/2019

A set of questions to assist MTFs in identifying and correcting financial and clinical workload data problems.  The DQMC Workgroup updates this list of questions annually, concurrently with the Commander’s DQ Statement.

Source of Definition

DODI 6040.40 Military Health System Data Quality Management Control Procedures

Related Glossary Terms

Data Quality Management Control Review List
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